Dunfermline Scotland Councillors Auxi Barrera and Naz Anis Miah have lent their support to the Shoe Box Appeal, a heartwarming initiative organized by the Townhill and Kingseat Parish Church.
This initiative involves filling shoe boxes with essential items and gifts, which are then distributed to individuals residing in some of the world’s economically disadvantaged countries.
A Message of Unity and Generosity
Councillor Barrera, who represents Dunfermline North, emphasized the importance of supporting the community, particularly during challenging times like the current cost of living crisis. She also highlighted the need to remember those living in low income countries who also require assistance.
Councillor Barrera stated, Since Christmas is a time for giving, we should extend our generosity to people from these countries. That’s why it’s vital that organizations like Townhill and Kingseat Parish Church take on the responsibility of collecting donations for them. A small gesture can mean a lot to a financially struggling family.
Councillor Barrera’s dedication to this cause inspired Councillor Anis Miah, who represents the Dunfermline South ward, to join her in supporting the appeal.
A Global Perspective on Compassion
Councillor Anis Miah emphasized the importance of helping others, regardless of their location, culture, or beliefs. He encouraged the community to care for both their local neighbors and those in countries facing greater challenges.
He highlighted the affordability of contributing to the Shoe Box Appeal, stating, It doesn’t cost much to fill a box with essential items, such as toiletries. The Shoe Box Appeal provides a useful guide on what to include in the box, making it easier for those looking to make a meaningful contribution.
A Growing Tradition of Giving
The Shoe Box Appeal made a positive impact last year by collecting 102 boxes. This year, they aim to surpass that number and spread even more joy. Those interested in contributing can drop off their boxes at the church buildings or the Townhill Community Centre. It’s a cause that anyone who can help should consider, particularly during these challenging times.
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